Monday thru Friday 9am – 1pm
Ages 3 to 6

All Friends Nature School is a place and play based nature school. We are full nature immersion. No day is ever the same. Each child brings a back pack with lunch, water bottle, and a change of clothes. Snack will be provided by All Friends.

We do not teach children what to think. We want them to have their own experiences and develop their own ideas. And to try those ideas.

Typical Morning –

9:00 drop off at location
9:15-9:30 child directed explorations
9:30-10:00 gather for morning greetings, circle, songs, stories
10:00-10:15 snack
10:15-12:00 adventure, hiking, crafting, exploring, stories
12:00-12:30 lunch
12:30-1:00 good-byes and pick up at the canyon

Our Classroom / Locations –

Students will engage in activities in a variety of locations throughout San Diego such as parks, farms, community gardens, and buildings. Primary locations will include –
Switzer Canyon
Presidio Park
Juniper Canyon
Local Beaches

2023-2024 Calendar –

August 29th:  Sprouts Class Parent Orientation (placement will be sent out shortly)
August 30th:  Acorns Class Parent Orientation (placement will be sent out shortly)
August 31st:  Oaks (homeschool class)
September 6th:  First day of school (I)
October 9th:  Indigenous Peoples Day/ Staff day (NI)
October 16th – 20th:  Parent Teacher Conferences (I)
November 9th:  Lantern walk (I) All School 6pm
November 10th:  Veterans Day (H)
November 20th – 24th:  Fall break (NI)
December 20th:  Holiday sing and Potluck (I) All School 11am, School day ends at 1pm for all (no aftercare)
December 21st – January 5th:  Winter break (NI)
January 15th:  MLK day (H)
February 19th:  Presidents day (H)
March 29th:  Staff day (NI)
April 1st – April 5th:  Spring break (NI)
April 22nd – 26th:  Parent Teacher Conference week (I)
May 27th:  Memorial Day (H)
June 13th:  Last day of school (I)
June 14th:  Rose Ceremony ceremony (NI)

Potluck dates will be arranged by teachers and Forest parents.

NI:  No instruction
H:  Holiday
I:  Instruction